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Helgi Hálfdánarson was born in 1826. After graduating from the College in Reykjavik he studied Theology in the University of Copenhagen. He was ordained in 1854. In 1867 he became a professor on the staff of the Theological Seminary in Reykjavik. In 1885 he succeeded to the office of Principal, a post which he held till his death in 1894. A man of a sincere Christian character, a Lutheran of the old school, his influence lives on not least in the admirable translations of foreign hymns which he bequeathed as a legacy to the Icelandic Church.

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